Wendy's is a chain of more than 6,500 hamburger restaurants in North America and other international markets. Founded in 1969, the chain s restaurants serve a variety of hamburgers made with grilled beef and vegetable toppings. Its restaurants also serve garden salads, grilled chicken sandwiches and baked potatoes. The chain s restaurants side dishes include french fries, chocolate chip cookies, chicken nuggets and yogurt. Its restaurants also offer Wendy s Kids Meal. Wendy's operates bakeries that supply sandwich buns. The chain additionally participates in various community activities, such as animal welfare programs, educational plans and foster care adoption schemes. Wendy's is owned and operated by Wendy s International.